Super excited to introduce Mario Fraioli, a Bay Area-based running coach who works with a number of Olympic Trials-level marathoners, internationally ranked ultrarunners, and competitive age-group athletes on the Healthy Runner LIVE show!!!!
He also writes and publishes the Morning Shakeout, a weekly email newsletter and podcast that covers running and other topics that interest him.
Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!
Mario talked about speed workouts for runners and answered some common questions like these:
Click this link to learn more about the 7 running drills Mario talked about in this episode: https://medium.com/@mariofraioli/seven-running-drills-you-should-be-doing-d7bdbf0a0409
Click this previous episode to learn more about the 3 most common types of runs you should be doing as a runner: https://sparkhealthyrunner.com/types-of-runs/
Click this previous episode to learn more about finding your running pace with Coach Lu: https://sparkhealthyrunner.com/what-pace-should-i-run/
This episode is sponsored by UCAN nutrition which is powered by superstarch and it delivers that steady long lasting energy without the spike and then the crash.
Since you are a part of our Healthy Runner community, you will get 20% of all of your orders at ucan.co Just use the code HEALTHYRUNNER during checkout when placing your order. Go ahead and give UCAN a try. Trust me… you won’t regret it!
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Would you like to run a marathon this fall to SPARK Back to LIVE races?…
Do you want to run strong and feel good?
Are you getting frustrated with your knee or ankle pain and worried you won’t be able to train?
Are you afraid to go to your doctor or PT because you don’t want them to tell you to stop running?
If you answered YES to any (or all) of these questions then you are in luck because I have 2 slots available for my high touch SPARK Back coaching program to crush a fall marathon.
So whether you are running New York, Boston, Chicago, Hartford or your local marathon, I am here to guide you along the way as your personal running PT and coach!
However, you must act quick because my calendar has been filling up and we need to start your 16 week training block in mid June!
Let’s get you feeling good and running strong!
Schedule your strategy call with me as you running coach and physical therapist to see if you are a good fit for how I help runners crush their running goals and become life long injury free runners!
Grab a spot on my calendar here: https://calendly.com/duanescotticoaching/30-minute-strategy-session
Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!
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You can teach an old dog new tricks!!! I have never considered myself a runner and I knew I needed to be smart about it because I am no spring chicken. Spark preached getting strong and healthy to be injury free and they practice what they preach. I am soooo glad I made the investment in me! I finished my half marathon last weekend and couldn’t be any happier! The program fed me all the steps I needed to essentially learn how to run long distance, build strength, nutrition help, a forum of other runners and probably most important was the 1:1 coaching. I had no idea how to tackle training for a 1/2 marathon and this program broke all of it down, had it individualized for me and we tweaked as we went to make sure I was staying healthy and strong. I had so many questions the week prior to my race and Coach Cat was always there for me and answering all the questions and issues I had-and believe me there were a lot! The biggest benefit I think I got was the strength. I am strong and fit. But most important was what I gained emotionally. I built confidence and strength I didn’t know I had, even at my age. Honestly could not have done this without Spark Healthy Runners!
My Healthy Runner journey started after I had battled bilateral achilles pain for a few months and was frustrated how it affected my running. As soon as I talked to Duane I knew I had made the right decision. His positivity, enthusiasm and genuine care are infectious. The training plan that was tailored to me included specific exercises to rehab my injury and I was so excited that I didn’t have to stop running. It took patience to only run slow for a few weeks but I trusted the process and it got me me to where I am now: running pain free. We made adjustments to the plan throughout whenever needed having someone in your corner that is always there with guidance and support throughout the process was invaluable.
I just ran my second half marathon, both with Duane’s coaching, and PR’d by over 9 minutes! I got all choked up in the last mile when I realized that I felt strong and could still kick it up a notch.
I’m so thankful for the Healthy Runner program, community and the entire coaching team for all the support!
Wanting to run more consistently, and to increase my long run distance and total weekly mileage, I was concerned about hip pain due to hip alignment issues. This is an issue I had when I trained for my first half marathon several years ago. Having listened to the Healthy Runner podcast for the past couple years, I knew Duane Scotti could help. I signed up for the four-month strength and running training program and am extremely happy with the results.
The program Duane and Coach Whitney developed for me was exactly what I needed. It was tailored to my needs and to my target race. Coach Whitney was very helpful, and with the biweekly coaching calls, we were able to fine tune the program based off my performance and feedback.
At the end of the program, I completed a 10K trail race feeling strong and pain free.
I highly recommend Duane Scotti and the Healthy Runner training programs.